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By Shanghai Sam ·
I have a NT4 client work station which does not boot. I can boot it from a floppy, and NT runs fine. Someone suggested installing NT in a different directory, but the setup program does not recognize the SCSI hard disk. Can someone give me more info? I type "S" to load the driver from a floppy, and that looks like it's working (it lists both the SCSI adapter and the IDE CD-ROM at that point), but when I try to continue, it tells me it didn't find a hard disk.

My system is an Intergraph, with Symbios Logic PCI 53c895 controller which just has one IBM DNES-309170W disk attached. The C: drive is FAT, and is NTFS. Aside from not booting from the HD, everything works fine. BIOS looks ok to me, and the SCSI is recognized just fine duringsystem startup.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Meg.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to NT boot problem

Hi Meg
I have had the same problem using the Symbios SCSI controller. I found that by using the 3 NT boot floppies rather than booting off the NT CD-ROM, and then specifying the controller driver at the appropriate time, the build worked.
Good Luck.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to NT boot problem

Hi Meg
I have had the same problem using the Symbios SCSI controller. I found that by using the 3 NT boot floppies rather than booting off the NT CD-ROM, and then specifying the controller driver at the appropriate time, the build worked.
Good Luck.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to NT boot problem

Thats a good point. I have had similar problems/solutions with adaptec SCSI controllers. That is, booting from CD did not work but using the 3 NT start-up discs did. No clue why.

-Ed

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to NT boot problem

Hi, thank you for the info. It worked like a charm. I'm up and running again. Unfortunately, there seems to be a problem here and I can't award you any points. Is this a problem with this forum, or is it just me?

Thanks again.
Meg.

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by LukeMc In reply to NT boot problem

Problem was with my Alias.

Glad the fix worked.

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